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 Post subject: Will Graham County Shay #1925 EVER run again?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:56 pm 
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Hello there. This is my post regarding Graham County 1925, the 3-truck shay the North Carolina Transportation Museum owns. it was restored in 1998 for use as the locomotive to pull their on-site train ride. However, after 2008, after 10 years of operation, it simply became a display in the Bob Julian Roundhouse, where it has remained ever since. This had made me wonder: Will 1925 ever run again? next year, it'll be a decade since we saw one of the museum's steam locomotive. Will 1925 ever return to service? I guess we'll never know...
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 Post subject: Re: Will Graham County Shay #1925 EVER run again?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:45 pm 
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Sounds like it may have been overhaul time again and they didn't have the necessary funds to do it


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 Post subject: Re: Will Graham County Shay #1925 EVER run again?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:35 pm 
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Bruce R Pier wrote:
Sounds like it may have been overhaul time again and they didn't have the necessary funds to do it


Either that or the organization has moved on to another engine. Since they have limited "operational periods" due to the FRA regulations, I know that some groups prefer to rotate around which engines they can restore and get certified for operation.

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 Post subject: Re: Will Graham County Shay #1925 EVER run again?
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TFN5459 wrote:
Since they have limited "operational periods" due to the FRA regulations, I know that some groups prefer to rotate around which engines they can restore and get certified for operation.

What? It's 1,472 days (under pressure) or 15 years, which ever comes first. Rotating engines will do nothing to change this.

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 Post subject: Re: Will Graham County Shay #1925 EVER run again?
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Steve DeGaetano wrote:
TFN5459 wrote:
Since they have limited "operational periods" due to the FRA regulations, I know that some groups prefer to rotate around which engines they can restore and get certified for operation.

What? It's 1,472 days (under pressure) or 15 years, which ever comes first. Rotating engines will do nothing to change this.


I meant that they might choose to restore another engine instead of performing additional work to renew the 1,472 on the prior engine, rotating them out every few years as the operating engines of that organization. Like if engine A of an organization has been operating for a number of years and when it's time expires, the choice is made to restore engine B to operating condition rather than working on engine A for recertification for the 1,472.

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